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Hair Cut

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [385] | Comments [2]

Dave needs a haircut. We walked into a shop that had a sign out front saying 'salon'.  There was a counter with some shampoo and behind that a girl of about 5 sitting watching tv.  There were two seats at a bench and no mirror.  I asked ... Read more >

Tags: hair cut, indonesia, salon, sulawesi


Buffalo

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [322]

Buffalo are highly regarded in Tana Toraja.  They are large, beautiful creatures.  Some are albino and worth at least $10,000.  Buffalo are slaughtered at funerals and the meat shared among the community.

Tags: buffalo, sulawesi, tana toraja


"Hello Mister"

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [316]

We are still coming across people who are surprised to see us Non-Indonesians.  They take our photo (while pretending to take their friend's photo) or they come up & ask us to pose for a 'selfie' with them or they yell out on the street "Hello ... Read more >

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Wake Up Call

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [407] | Comments [1]

There is no need for an alarm clock here in Indonesia.  You either wake up to motorbikes buzzing by, roosters crowing incessantly, sometimes imitating dogs barking and horses neighing or the call to prayer of the mosques at 4am.

Tags: mosques, roosters


Upsize Insects & Bugs

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [304]

There are beautiful butterflies and moths here. They are quite large, about the size of an adult hand.  We have also seen rhinocerous beetles about the size of your computer's mouse.

Tags: beetles, butterflies, sulawesi, tana toraja


Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [318]

Dave and i met a young German couple and travelled with them all day yesterday in a mini van with a driver.  We saw the traditional burial sites of the Torajan people who are laid to rest inside caves and carved out rocks.  We stood beside ... Read more >

Tags: burial, cemetery, dead, indonesia. south sulawesi, sulawesi, tana toraja


Photos: Sulawesi

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Tags: hair, hair cut, hairdresser, hairdressing salon, sulawesi


Near Drowning

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | Views [469]

Our captain motored to Pink Beach, near Komodo Island, for us to snorkel at 7am.  We pulled up beside several other boats and tied up to them.  People on the other boats were eating breakfast but mum & I climbed down the ladder and straight ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boat, drowning, flores, indonesia, labuan bajo, snorkelling


Komodo Dragons Part 2

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | Views [383]

Our ranger told us that mother komodos will eat their own babies.  So for the first three years of their lives, komodos live in trees for their own safety.  Not only from their mothers but also from any other komodo.  It is currently mating ... Read more >

Tags: crocodile, dragon, flores, indonesia, komodo, komodo dragon, komodo island, nusa tenggara


Komodo Dragons

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | Views [353]

Labuan Bajo, Flores to Komodo Island .  The first day of our two day, one night boat trip to see Komodo Dragons.  Walking up the pier to get on our boat and four boats across from ours was a half sunk boat, with several men in the water, trying ... Read more >

Tags: dragon, flores, indonesia, komodo, rinca island


Photos: Komodo Island

Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

B & TJ go to Komodo Island. Short time later, TJ tripped and fell but luckily wasn't attacked by komodo.
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Tags: asia, b, dragon, flores, indonesia, island, komodo, komodo island, tj


THE LAST REMAINING PASSENGERS

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [376]

Departure day.  Time to head home to Melbourne.  At Medan airport, the neon sign said Boarding Gate Opens at 3:15 .  We were with staff at that time & had to fill out a departure card.  Dave couldn’t find his (we received ... Read more >

Tags: airport, indonesia, medan, sumatra


SHOPPING & EATING

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Views [422]

Day 27.   We are in room 632 on the 6 th floor of the Danau Toba International Hotel .  Our huge window opens wide.  It has no fly screen or security screen.  The wall ends at thigh height & that is where the window ... Read more >

Tags: food, indonesia, medan, shopping, sumatra


Photos: Sabang Island (Pulau Weh, Weh Island)

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery

An island off the tip of Banda Aceh, Sumatra
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Tags: pulau weh, sabang, sabang island, weh island


Photos: People & Paparazzi

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery


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LEAVING OUR ISLAND PARADISE

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | Views [349]

Today after 10 days in this tropical paradise, we have to leave Pulau Weh & we really don’t want to.  Our holiday is nearly at its end and we have to head towards home.  We were up at 6am.  A friend of Ivan’s met us in ... Read more >

Tags: airport, banda aceh, boat, bule, durian, harga pas, lion air, market, medan, sabang


GAPANG BEACH, RUNNING OUT OF FUEL & JAPANESE BUNKERS

Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | Views [355]

At Gapang Beach we walked along the beach/jungle edge for an hour and two lovely dogs adopted us and came with us for the walk.  The water was a bit murky in the shallows so we walked up the pier beside an enormous abandoned resort that didn’... Read more >

Tags: gapang beach, japanese bunkers, pulau weh, sabang


UNDERWATER VOLCANO

Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Views [649]

We walked into town to find a driver to take us to the Underwater Volcano.  No one was there.  This has never happened to us in Indonesia.  Ever!  To not find a person with a vehicle willing to drive you somewhere for a fee just doesn’... Read more >

Tags: fish, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling, underwater volcano


KILOMETRE ZERO

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [299]

Kilometre Zero is basically where Indonesia begins.  Km 0 is marked by a monument.  It is the most westerly and the most northerly point of Indonesia.  In many countries,  Kilometre Zero  or the Zero mile marker, control ... Read more >

Tags: indonesia, kilometer nol, kilometre zero, km 0, pulau weh, sabang island


AT HOME IN THE WATER

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | Views [249]

We clambered over the rocks beneath our bungalow this morning & hopped straight into the sea.  We snorkeled from 9:30-1:30.  We saw:   A Spotted Eagle Ray.  The biggest sea creature we’ve seen so far. A turtle ... Read more >

Tags: fish, iboih, indonesia, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling


FISH INSULTS

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Views [242]

We’ve been using a book called Marine Fishes of South-East Asia to identify the fish we see each day while snorkeling.  I think some of the fish names would be excellent to use as insults. You Purse-Eyed Scad! You Green-Racked Croaker! ... Read more >

Tags: fish, insult


PLUS OR MINUS

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Views [431]

“Don’t dance on a volcano” – Proverb.   Day 21. Today we were driven around the island of Sabang (Pulau Weh) side by side on a motorcycle becak with our driver, Ivan.  Ivan is the first Indonesian non-smoker ... Read more >

Tags: jaboi, pulau weh, sabang, sabang island, volcano, waterfall, weh island


Photos: Signs & Engrish stuff

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery

We love Engrish!
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Photos: Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Tags: banda aceh, indonesia, sumatra, tsunami


STOP SANDAL!

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | Views [354]

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after” – Henry David Thoreau.   Day 20. Iboih, Pulau Weh   Over a rice-porridge breakfast, I spent 1.5 hours editing ... Read more >

Tags: fish, iboih, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling


BEING WEIGHTLESS

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | Views [178]

“A good holiday is one that is spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours” – John Boynton Priestly   Day 19.   After breakfast at Yulia’s , we walked up a jungly path & climbed ... Read more >

Tags: iboih, oongs, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling


LOBSTER, PARROT FISH, GOATS & A ROOSTER

Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | Views [269]

Day 18.  Iboih, Sabang.   “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad” – George Bernard Shaw.   We have found that in Indonesia: To clean your teeth, your legs get wet To use the loo, you step ... Read more >

Tags: iboih, pulau weh, sabang, whale shark


INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | Views [233]

“Life is short and the world is wide” – Simon Raven. Day 17.  Sunday 17th August 2015.  Iboih, Sabang. Woke to a loud BANG on our tin roof.  Dave spotted the hugest gecko ever.  He could hardly support his ... Read more >

Tags: gecko, iboih, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling, vertigo


IN THE SHADOW OF A TSUNAMI

Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | Views [264]

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius.   Day 16.  Travel day from Medan to Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh (Sabang).   We saw Danny Trujo & Morgan Freeman’s Indonesian doubles at the ... Read more >

Tags: banda aceh, iboih, pulau weh, sabang, sumatra, tsunami


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